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Old 10-11-2017, 09:07 AM   #1
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Amazon announces new 7" waterproof Oasis with 32GB storage option

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Whoa.... a 32GB option.
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Looks like the separate battery cover's been ditched. That's good.
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And here is the press release.

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Meet the All-New Kindle Oasis: Featuring a 7-inch, 300 ppi Display, Waterproof Design, and Audible
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$250? Happy birthday to me!

Do you think Amazon will let me trade in my paperwhite that has a serial port epoxied to the back case :-D
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Its $250 (or $280 for the 32GB) without a case, so what happens with the battery as 3/4 of it was in the case? Is this really the way Amazon see ereaders going?
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Its in the UK now. Cheaper actually than the original Oasis https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XDK92KS
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Its $250 (or $280 for the 32GB) without a case, so what happens with the battery as 3/4 of it was in the case? Is this really the way Amazon see ereaders going?
There's no mention of a battery in the case, so it looks as if they've ditched that.
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Its $250 (or $280 for the 32GB) without a case, so what happens with the battery as 3/4 of it was in the case? Is this really the way Amazon see ereaders going?
they are still advertising the "weeks" of battery life. The device is clearly bigger, even looks a bit thicker on the handle side. So it looks like they just transferred the battery to the device.
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There's no mention of a battery in the case, so it looks as if they've ditched that.
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Control Profile (AVRCP_ support to remotely control playback of Audible audiobooks on Kindle Oasis from compatible Bluetooth devices.



Any chance that means remote page turn in books might work too, and they just don't advertise it?

It would be good if it did.
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they are still advertising the "weeks" of battery life. The device is clearly bigger, even looks a bit thicker on the handle side. So it looks like they just transferred the battery to the device.
That must be the added bonus of going for a 7 inch device.
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Looks like firmware updates with new features are also on the way for some current Kindle owners:

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Audible will be available on the all-new Kindle Oasis via a free over-the-air update when the device ships—and it will be available via a free over-the-air update to Kindle (Gen 8) and the first Kindle Oasis in the coming months. If you’re new to Audible, sign up for a free trial and get two free audiobooks.
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New Font Size and Bold Settings: Now choose from more font sizes than ever before—and five levels of boldness—for whichever font you choose to read with. Combined with the new, 7-inch Paperwhite display, you can personalize your books so it’s perfectly comfortable for your eyes.

Starting today, the new size and bold settings as well as ragged right alignment will be delivered as a free, over-the-air update to Kindle Paperwhite (Gen 6 released in 2013), plus all newer Kindle devices.
Added: It looks like the new firmware coming today is version 5.8.11.

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Its in the UK now. Cheaper actually than the original Oasis https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XDK92KS
Excellent - ordered the 32GB WiFi version and the leather case. It has the Voyage's adaptive light, which is what I missed in the original Oasis.
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Looks like firmware updates with new features are also on the way for some current Kindle owners:



Added: It looks like the new firmware coming today is version 5.8.11.
5.8.10. doesn't have the features, no
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